Setting up a live digital Quality system to collect data may not be as hard as you think.
Setting up WinSPC to capture data is done in the Administrator window.
It begins with creating your part or process, which you do simply by clicking the New Part Process button,
and supplying a name.
You then define the data to be captured for that part or process. Typically this is one or more measurements, referred to as variables.
To setup a variable:
- Click the New Variable button.
- Supply a name.
- Double-click the variable.
- And provide a subgroup size, and specification limits.
To support traceability, it is popular to also create tags, like Lot Number, Shift, or Machine.
To create a tag, you can just click the New Tag button,
and name the tag.
Once you’ve defined the specifics of the data you want to capture, you setup a collection plan. To do this:
- Click the New Collection Plan button.
- Supply a name.
- Double-click the collection plan.
- And add your variables or other characteristics, which you do by clicking the Add Characteristics button, and selecting the characteristics.
Although more setup options are available, the capturing of data may begin at this point. To preview this, you can right-click your collection plan, choose Data Collection…
…and key in a few values.
We invite you to learn more about WinSPC. Click the link to learn more: www.winspc.com/products/winspc
About DataNet Quality Systems
DataNet Quality Systems empowers manufacturers to improve products, processes, and profitability through real-time statistical software solutions. The company’s vision is to deliver trusted and capable technology solutions that allow manufacturers to create the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost. DataNet’s flagship product, WinSPC, provides statistical decision-making at the point of production and delivers real-time, actionable information to where it is needed most. With over 2500 customers worldwide and distributors across the globe, DataNet is dedicated to delivering a high level of customer service and support, shop-floor expertise, and training in the areas of Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing services.